NEW YORK–More than 30 tabletop showrooms at Forty One Madison will be open and displaying their latest designs for giftware buyers and retail executives who are attending the New York International Gift Fair and Gift & Home Textiles Market Week.
The tableware building will offer complimentary luxury bus service between Forty One Madison and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, site of the Gift Fair, beginning Sunday, August 14, and continuing through Wednesday, August 17, available during show hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“So many new showrooms have opened at Forty One since the winter edition of the Gift Fair, and among them are brands that gift show attendees will want to be sure to see,” said Laurie Burns, Forty One Madison’s senior vice president and director. “What’s more,” she added, “the showrooms that are open for the Gift Fair have the type of product assortments and opening minimums that gift buyers are looking for. Several of the exhibiting showrooms will offer a preview display of their ‘best of show’ entries in the Forty One Madison lobby.”
Forty One Madison again has joined with Gift Fair producer George Little Management, 230 Fifth Avenue and 7 West New York, where Gift & Home Textiles Market Week takes place, to offer attendees a cultural treat. The week of the show, August 12-18, attendees who show their badges will be entitled to free admission to the Museum of Arts & Design at Columbus Circle. On view then will be three exhibits: Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities; Stephen Burks | Are You A Hybrid?; A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewelry.